Surfer Wading Out In Front Of Tybee Pier

Downtown Tybee Island

Downtown Tybee Island Attractions, Activities, & More!


Downtown Tybee Island is definitely the epicenter for most attractions, activities & beach access. On the southern side of the island, basically running east/west, is Tybrisa Street, (formally 16th street); and it is considered the downtown district of Tybee Island. The Tybee Island downtown area is a popular area to vacation in, especially if you prefer to be close to most of Tybee's restaurants, shops, events, and public beach access. Read on for more about downtown Tybee's appeal to guests. 


Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion

One of the most recognized structures on Tybee Island is the Tybee Island Fishing Pier & Pavilion

The pier & pavilion are a popular day destination for their walk out over the water and great fishing access. Frequently there are public music events and gatherings hosted at the pavilion, or you can even rent it for your own private function. An iconic landmark on the island The Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion has bathrooms, full concessions, and is completely handicap accessible. Come for a visit.


Sip & Slurp On The Go


Looking to wet your whistle with a tasty adult beverage? Want to beat the hot Tybee Island sun? Look no further than Wet Willie's, they offer a huge selection of icy concoctions in every flavor, or mix and match to make your own unique creation. Looking for a more traditional drink? The downtown area has several options, try a favorite like Fannies on the Beach. Want to get back to the beach ASAP? No problem, there's even a walk-up window with easy to-go orders.



Explore & Shop Till You Drop

Downtown Tybee Island is a favorite destination if you love to show and need that perfect gift for yourself or a friend. Stroll through the unique variety of downtown shops and explore all the crafts, one-of-a-kind gifts, & delicious treats. Forgot a bathing suit or something at home? No problem, we have stores such as T.S. Chu Department Store that carry most necessities.



Popular Restaurants and Eateries

Start your day off right with a scrumptious Tybee Island breakfast from the local favorite Breakfast Club. Later drop into Spanky's for some of their finger-licking good original chicken fingers or grab some fresh and perfectly seasoned seafood from Sting Ray's Seafood. Many of Tybee's best restaurants are located in the downtown area.

Tybee Island Downtown Nightlife

Hit up the local nightlife scene on Tybee Island when the sun dips below the ocean. Grab a drink and catch the game at Tybee Time on the beach, or head to the Rock House for some dancing, hot music, darts, and some old fashion billiards.


Tybee Island Transportation, Beach Gear, & Golf Carts

Tybee Island is a pedestrian, bike, & even golf cart-friendly town that encourages guests to ditch the car at your vacation rental and travel beach-style throughout the island. 

No bike, no problem, rent a bike from Tims Beach Gear located downtown.


Another great way to get around is to rent a golf cart. The town of Tybee moderates rules & regulations for golf carts and these periodically adjust, so we always recommend checking out the city site first, but traveling by golf cart can often help transportation & parking in our small downtown Tybee area. Don't want to hassle with a car, bike, or cart? Walk to your destination! Since all of Tybee is only 2.5 miles long and .75 miles wide it doesn't take much to walk anywhere you could want to go. Or walk somewhere, then return by shuttle utilizing our local Tybee Turtle Transit. It is a fun, safe, reliable, and super convenient transportation option for anyone.  

Stay in Downtown Tybee Island

Our Tybee Island Vacation rentals provide the most remarkable places to stay and easy access to beaches, local attractions, and activities. Stay with us in downtown Tybee Island for the best local quality & service!

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